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Shark Inlay

Shark Inlay Custom Tenor Ukulele

The shark is back!  My somewhat whimsical Shark Inlay has been revitalized on this new Tenor Ukulele.  I wanted to try something different and felt it might go well  with this chocolate heart myrtle wood from Oregon.  The Shark Inlay is…

OluKai Ho'olaule'a Ukulele Aloha Award

Ok kids, git yer dancin' shews on!  It's almost time for the 8th annual OluKai Ho'olaule'a on the beautiful island of Maui.  This years event will be held on the last weekend of April at Kanaha County Park.  Food and fun events are planned…

Zebra Wood Tenor Ukulele

I've had this stripey, spalted Zebra Wood Tenor Ukulele set sitting in the wood stacks for a long time.  I was re-organizing  my wood stocks and decided that it was time to put it to good use.   I also am a sucker for spalted wood of any…
Koa and Paua Abalone

Koa and Paua Abalone Custom Tenor Ukulele

Here's a new custom tenor ukulele made of salvage Koa from the Big Island.  The Paua Abalone purfling combined with the darker Koa wood really pops.  I think that these two components: Koa and Paua Abalone, especially dark Koa, are very…
Humpback Whale Inlay

Tasmanian Blackwood Ukulele with Humpback Whale Inlay

Just put strings on!  This custom tenor ukulele is constructed from solid Tasmanian Blackwood. Common to Southern Australia, New Zealand and Tasmania this acacia (acacia melanoxylon) has been called Koa Wood's Cousin from the southern hemisphere. I'm…

Plumeria Flowers Inlay on a new Concert Ukulele

This concert ukulele is the first with a new Plumeria Flowers inlay.  In the past I have used thin-lam products and laser cuts to accomplish this task but decided to try the same flower design with solid mother-of-pearl. This custom…

Myrtle Concert Ukulele

By request from Ric at Hale Ukulele, I have added a few concert ukuleles to my build schedule and here is the first one for the new year.  Ric didn't make a specific request for woods so I had my way with selecting woods that might be a little…

Psyhchodelic Mango Hawaiian Ukulele

I think Psychodelic Mango appropriately describes the look of this Hawaiian Ukulele.  I'm still working off the Mango that I brought back from Maui last year, but this is about it.  Now I have a reason to go back--as if I needed one. Mango,…

My Pink Whale Custom Ukulele

I don't want you to get bored with Koa and Myrtle custom ukuleles so I am posting a new CONCERT ukulele with a locally harvested wood which is seldom, if ever, used in ukulele construction--CAROB.  I must admit that I know very little…

Love my Myrtle Wood Custom Ukuleles

Ukulele builders just want to have fun.  Why not!  I could have made this custom ukulele into a classic-type instrument but then what would I have done with this beautiful curly Myrtle Wood sound board. In case you didn't know, this…